ICANN to Review Process of New gTLD Registry Services
26th July 2006
Implementation of the process includes an online tool through which gTLD registrars will be able to submit their requests for new registry services.
ICANN, yesterday announced the implementation of the process for review of new gTLD Registry Services and adoption of the Registry Services Evaluation Process.
The effective date of the Policy is 15 August 2006. While the implementation of this process includes an online tool through which gTLD registry operators and registry sponsoring organizations will be able to submit their requests for new registry services to ICANN. The process and its implementation have been developed in particular to support a timely, efficient and open process for the evaluation of new registry services, a technical panel and encourage transparency and communication between registry operators or registry sponsoring organizations and ICANN staff.
On 30 June 2005, the GNSO Council approved the process as a consensus policy for adoption by the ICANN Board. On 8 November 2005, the ICANN Board adopted the proposed procedure as a consensus policy and directed implementation of the policy stating that 'the implementation in contractual terms shall be guided by the provisions in the .NET Registry Agreement, in particular concerning definitions of registry services covered and confidentiality clauses.' The Process applies to all gTLD registries and registry sponsoring organizations under contract with ICANN.